Annals of Glasgow

Annals of Glasgow

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...with 120 men, to repair to Glencoe, on the 1st of February. Campbell being uncle to young M'Donald's wife, was received by the father with all manner of friendship and hospitality; the men were treated in the houses of his tenants with free quarters and kind entertainment. Till the 13th of the month, the troops lived in good humour and familiarity with the people; the officers, on the very night of the massacre, passed the evening and played at cards in M'Donald's house. In the night, Lieutenant Lindsay, with a party of soldiers, called in a friendly manner at his door, he was instantly admitted; M'Donald, as he was rising to receive his guest, was shot dead, behind his back, with two bullets; his wife had already put on her clothes, but she was stripped naked by the soldiers, who tore the rings off' her fingers with their teeth. The slaughter was become general: to prevent the pity of the soldiers to their hosts, their quarters had been changed the night before; neither age nor infirmity was spared; some women, in defending their children, were killed; boys, imploring mercy, were shot by officers, on whose knees they hung; in one place, nine persons, as they sat enjoying themselves at table, were shot dead by the soldiers. At Inveriggen, in Campbell's own quarters, nine men were first bound by the soldiers, and then shot at intervals, one by one; near forty persons were massacred by the troops; several, who fled to the mountains, perished by famine and the inclemency of the season. Those who escaped, owed their lives to a tempestuous night. Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton, who had the charge of the execution from Dalrymple, was on his march with 400 men, to guard all the passes from the valley of Glenco; but was obliged to stop by the severity of...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542649
  • 9781236542649